Fun Ways to Exercise with Baby Post-Pregnancy

Fun Ways to Exercise with Baby Post-Pregnancy

Let’s look at some FUN ways to exercise with baby post pregnancy. Postnatal exercise can strengthen your body, induce good sleep and reduce stress. However, as a new parent, you may be struggling to find the time and resources to exercise.

Here are 3 fun ways to exercise post-pregnancy, once your doctor has cleared you for exercise.

  1. Walk. Walking might be the best way to get back into an exercise routine. You can put your baby in a stroller or front carrier, and check out local parks and tracks. If the weather is bad, malls offer lots of space to walk indoors. Even a 20-30 minutes walk offers many benefits.
  2. Take a family fitness class. Check out parent groups in your area, and your local gyms and recreation centers. Many places offer family fitness class. Just be sure to find the ones that are age appropriate, as some are geared more towards older kids, and other are specifically for babies. Joining a family fitness class can also give you an opportunity to connect with other new parents and support each other on this new journey.
  3. Pop in a DVD. Some days might be too difficult to leave the house, but there are still ways to move. There are many DVDs with exercises for mom and baby. Even just putting on a fun dance DVD or music is a great way to get moving. Dancing with your baby will foster a love of music- and it’s fun!

Still struggling with establishing ways to exercise with baby post pregnancy? KareBoost Health is here to help. Contact us today to find out how we can help you be your healthiest, no matter where you are in life.

Karen L. Leibowitz, MD
Health and Medical Coach
KareBoost Health